Stories for February 22, 2007
California voters could have a bigger voice when it comes to choosing the next president of the United States. Find out how on Thursdays Full Focus.
The San Diego Catholic Diocese is threatening to declare bankruptcy just as lawsuits alleging sexual abuse by priests are about to go to trial. We'll talk to a man who says he was molested by a Los Angeles priest to get his reaction to the bankruptcy talk.
Researchers say people living in poor neighborhoods are less likely to get as much exercise as affluent neighborhoods. Joanne Faryon visits two communities to find out what factors play the largest role.
A San Diego County school board member believes a plan to use school funds to pay for regional fire protection won't gain ground in Sacramento. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
An Encinitas-based charity is seeking volunteers to take part in a count of homeless people in coastal San Diego County. The Community Resource Center is one of a number of groups that will survey the entire county early Friday. KPBS Radio's Andrea Hsu has more.
A three-day conference exploring the link between community design and physical activity is underway in Coronado. It's the fourth annual Active Living Research conference. KPBS reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.
Environmental groups are supporting a plan to increase water and wastewater rates in the city of San Diego. The rate increases will fund projects to protect sensitive wildlife and watershed areas. KPBS reporter Ed Joyce has details.
The husband and wife musical team, "Clocked Out Duo," perform avant-garde percussion and prepared piano in studio and discuss their craft.
We talk with Troy Johnson and Kinsee Morlan about what to do this weekend in San Diego on the Weekend Preview.
Merck, the makers of a breakthrough vaccine that prevents cervical cancer, slows its efforts to promote its drug because they say making vaccination a school requirement is a "distraction." But if this proven vaccine can make Merck money, why would they hold back its promotion?
A new study from Dr. Richard Gersberg, a professor of public health at SDSU, examines the presence of viruses and bacteria along the U.S.-Mexico border after rainfall. We talk to Dr. Gersberg about what this means for indicator systems, public safety and the oncoming El Nino season.
What can the City of San Diego do to pressure KPMG to complete the long-delayed 2003 audits? What does City Attorney Mike Aguirre think about the council's recent dispute with the mayor over budgeting powers? We speak to Aguirre about the hot topics at City Hall.
The San Diego Foundation for Change funds and supports community led efforts promoting social equality, economic justice and environmental sustainability. The organization's new executive director hopes to expand its support of social change initiatives on both sides of the border.
The Veterans Village of San Diego welcomed Secretary of Veterans Affairs Jim Nicholson today. He was in town to announce new funding for homeless vets. KPBS Radio's Andrea Hsu has more.
A judge overseeing settlement negotiations between the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego and more than 140 plaintiffs alleging sexual abuse by priests has ordered the two sides into his courtroom tomorrow for a final attempt to reach a deal.
An 84-year-old man was sentenced to 12 years in prison in the strangling death of his 88-year-old wife. Albert L. Pollock was wheeled into Superior Court Wednesday and had to move closer to hear the judge hand down her sentence in the case.
All pregnant women in California who get regular prenatal care are offered a genetic screening test. This test indicates whether their baby is at risk of having Down syndrome or other genetic birth defects. What women do with the test results is a matter of personal choice. KPBS health reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.